What have Blade II, Mission: Impossible II and X-Men in common? Of course, that in all three films Oakley sunglasses are worn. What has actually started as an advertising strategy, is now one of the most famous sunglasses in the world. Jim Jannard invents in 1975 The Oakley Grip and has something quite different in mind than sunglasses. Directly from his car, he sold grips on motorcross events. Jim was successful, but unfortunately no one knew the name of the grips. The drivers always concealed them under her hands. To make Oakley known, Jim developed some motorcross goggles, with the classic Oakley logo on the strap.
Oakley – from motocross to film star
The oval „O“ has since been an unmistakable trademark and can be found on almost all the Oakley products. The Californian label than has specialized in sunglasses and goggles, and has largely gotten out of thr grip business. Whether biking, surfing, skateboarding or snowboarding. For over 20 years the Oakley glasses are indispensable accessory for sports enthusasts and professionals. Known for its futuristic design, Oakley scores with a mix of Star Trek and Top Gun. Especially the original color combinations ant the good fit distinguish the Oakley glasses from all others.